Edgar ‘Ed’ Stuhlman passed away Sunday, March 17th, at the age of 57. He went into cardiac arrest and suffered a head injury, and after a three-week long battle, he passed away with family by his side. Ed was a loving and wise family man who enjoyed watching hockey and spending time with his family.
A Seattle area native, Ed grew up in Burien and graduated from Highline High School in 1980. Ed lived in West Seattle and was the Store Manager of the Advanced Auto Parts at Alaska Junction. He greatly enjoyed helping his customers and employees alike, creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Anyone who interacted with him would attest to his caring, genuine, and loving nature. Ed loved taking Chelsea to the movies after her mother died. He loved music and had an irreplaceable sense of humor. For many years he and his wife, Spring were Seattle Thunderbirds season ticket holders. In fact they met on-line through their passion for hockey. Both Spring and Ed played fierce hockey themselves at one time.
He is survived by his large and loving family in Seattle and Canada. His wife died suddenly in 2010 while they were living on Vashon where his step-daughter Chelsea Cole had just graduated from Vashon High School. She is living in Auburn now and works at the Tukwila Pet Smart. Ed is also survived by his mother-in-law, Wendy Wharton and two, sweet Havanese pups who grew up on Vashon and would love to find a new home back on Vashon.
A celebration of life will be held at Seahurst Park in Burien on April 6th at Coral shelter from 1-3pm with remembrances at 2pm. The family is raising money for medical and funeral expenses, and if you feel so inclined, you can donate to that fund here or consider a donation to the American Heart Association in his honor.